Cytherea's Island is more than an just a really entertaining yarn following Catherine's gradual immersion in the dark secrets of Ingram House. She weaves into her web glittering threads of ancient mythology. It is also a fascinating contrast of her emotions, impulses and even fears with the bright light of her reason and common sense. Catherine's intuitions in the end serve her well as do her two strange guardians. As an extra bonus, the descriptions of the countryside of North Norfolk are evocative and made me want to visit Wells-on-Sea. I enjoyed reading this to the end once I had decided to just enjoy the supernatural, for after all that is what fiction writing can provide for us
by Denise Keir
Jo Franklin is the author of many successfully published short stories in the UK and USA in women’s magazines and books. Shadows of the Nile is her first novel to be published with Matador. She has a second novel Cytherea’s Island which she hopes to publish with Matador next year. She has won prizes for short stories through the prestigious David St John Thomas competitions. Also by Jo Franklin, Jo’s Tales, a book of short stories. She is a full member of the Society of Authors, and lives in Berkshire.